Take a long look at these cases and then tell me we do not have a problem.Convicted murderer Jesus Hernandez
didn't understand that as an illegal alien employee, he had already accepted that he would be exploited. When he wasn't paid by boss Joseph Crummy
of Levi, Utah, for some construction work, Hernandez demanded his money and then shot Crummy. He didn't allow the American legal process to work by suing to get his back wages (as several other Crummy illegal alien employees had successfully done). But as an unlawful foreign worker, Hernandez had not shown much respect for our nation's legal framework. During the trial proceedings March 23, when asked by the judge whether he thought the shooting was justifiable, the killer replied, "I think it was."
The back wages amounted to $1,345, which Hernandez believed justified murder. This is another tragedy, created Washington's immigration irresponsibility. If America's laws for border and workplace enforcement were actually followed, Joseph Crummy's five children would likely still have a father. Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced May 3.Virginia "Jenny" Garcia
was an 18-year-old college freshman when she was murdered with a butcher knife in her own house, in her own room, on her own bed allegedly by an illegal alien. The accused murderer, David Diaz Morales, whom the Austin police had earlier held in custody for child molestation, had been released rather than deported because of the city's sanctuary policy. Incidentally, Rep. Tom Tancredo tried to end the criminal-protection sanctuary policy
in 2003, but Congress was deaf to the concerns of victims' families and law enforcement generally: the bill received only 104 votes out of 424 cast. So much for the "nation of laws" myth we hear celebrated by politicians when they are campaigning for re-election. When push comes to shove, most choose political correctness — in this case "say no evil" against so-called immigrants — rather than law enforcement. Jenny's father, Humberto Garcia, wants to know why the Austin city government protects foreign criminals so they can kill innocent young girls like his late daughter. He appeared on CNN's must-watch Lou Dobbs Tonight
March 16 to speak on behalf of all grieving families
who have lost a loved one due to irresponsible government at multiple levels, from the Austin City Council to the White House. The sanctuary policy created by the Austin public officials directly contributed to his daughter's death, as Mr. Garcia stated:
This is an abuse of civil rights. Her civil rights were trampled by a fellow who should have been deported. He should have been turned into immigration once he was found with illegal documentation, and he was not. (Dobbs transcript here
.) This case shows how ridiculously hamstrung law enforcement has become when an "immigrant" is involved. An accused child molester was released to commit an even more heinous crime, that of murder, and if the government had done its basic job of keeping the monsters of the world out of our country, Jenny Garcia would be alive today. Update: On March 22, Bill O'Reilly
interviewed Humberto Garcia, where he explained the devastation his family has experienced after the murder and his efforts to sue the city of Austin for the sanctuary policy which directly contributed to Jenny Garcia's death.Oreina Alvarez Zarco
is another illegal alien criminal given a hand-slap sentence after killing an American — only two years, with one year already served. The woman pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run and driving without a license in the death of Soledad firefighter Mario Cunha
March 13, 2004. The court dropped manslaughter charges for the incident, which occured on the shoulder of Highway 101 while Cunha was battling a vehicle fire. She had been driving illegally in the U.S. for seven years previous to the accident. According to court records, Zarco struck Cunha
with so much force that he was thrown him on top of a fire engine and then onto the shoulder. Zarco stopped her car, checked out the situation and then left the scene of the accident. "I understand that accidents happen," said Sal Lucido, the victim's cousin. "But the trend here is a disregard for all laws. She was here illegally, she had no license and she hit him and left the scene. Her actions are inexcusable."Brittany Binger
was apparently raped and murdered by an illegal alien in James City, Virginia. The girl was so badly beaten
that dental records were required to identify the body. Oswaldo Martinez
was arrested in mid-February for killing the 16-year-old. Martinez had been in custody in 2004 for drunk driving, possessing a bogus Social Security number and driving without a license. He was clearly a candidate for deportation, yet nothing was done because of "cracks in the legal system."
This demonstrable criminal was left in America to rape and kill a teenaged girl because the safety of citizens is not a priority for law enforcement. How many more deaths of innocents
will it take for officials to take the problem of illegal alien criminals seriously enough to deport them?Vinessa Hoera
was brutally murdered in February 2004 by Faustino Chavez
, an illegal alien from Guatemala, when she refused his obnoxious romantic advances. He raped her at knifepoint, strangled her, then slashed her throat five times. It took police two months of searching to find her body where it had been dumped in the woods in Suffolk County, New York. The victim met Chavez in a seafood store in Westhampton Beach where they both worked. Chavez was court Feb 14, 2005, where he accepted a plea bargain in the February 2004 murder. Vinessa's distraught family
did not want the additional emotional stress of a full trial. Chavez will get his official sentence of 22 years to life in prison on March 15. Vinessa was a single mom, and her son, now aged six and living with his father, recently asked why his mother had to die so young. When Xavier Thomas Moore is a lot older and understands the corruption of politics, he can ask why our elected leaders have sacrificed innocent citizens like his mom so business could have the open borders and cheap labor pipeline it prizes.
Here is another person run down and killed on our highways by an illegal alien. Justin Goodman
, 32, was knocked from his motorcycle in Thornton, Colorado, on July 1, 2004, and died near the curb. The SUV which struck him never stopped. Justin's mother Carol Vizzi was alarmed to learn that the illegal alien driver, Roberto Martinez-Ruiz, had a long history of run-ins with the law, including several drunk driving arrests, having half a dozen different alias, jail time served in 2000, driving with a revoked license, among others. Despite Martinez-Ruiz' long rap sheet, no official ever contacted the INS to have him deported. "We as a society gave him the message that he could break our laws and get away with it and continue that type of behavior and not suffer any real severe consequences for it," said Vizzi. Tragically, a man like Martinez-Ruiz was considered a non-violent criminal, so he could remain in America to take the life of Justin Goodman.Russell Pearce
is a father whose police officer son Sean was shot and wounded by an illegal alien. Pearce is also a member
of the Arizona House of Representatives. Rep. Pearce worked for border enforcement before his son was shot and was a strong voice for Prop 200, the Arizona citizen's initiative requiring that prospective voters and welfare recipients show identification, which passed in Nov. 2004. But now he has one more reason, a personal one, to work through the legislative process
to protect America's sovereignty and people. As it happened
, on the day Sean was wounded, Rep. Pearce was in Washington to speak at Brookings on the subject of immigration policy
. "I was interrupted and given a message to call (wife) LuAnne in reference to an emergency at home," Rep. Pearce remarked later. "I called to find out my son Sean had been shot while executing a search warrant on a home for homicide suspects and was being flown by helicopter to the hospital. I later learned the suspects and the shooter were illegal aliens and had been issued Matricula Consular cards so they could get services in the United States."Melissa Dorner
was only 21 when she was murdered in her own apartment in Chicago. Her friends remembered her as a "wonderful, caring human being" and many notes and flowers in remembrance were left in front of the apartment building. She graduated from Evanston High School in 2002 and worked as a hostess in a restaurant. Melissa had fought off an accused serial rapist Mario Villa
a year earlier. Her strangled and beaten body was found Jan. 24. The apparent killer is Roberto Ramirez
, who is believed by police to have fled to Mexico. He was last seen in Chicago with blood on his clothes and scratches on his face.
Here is some good news from the California courts. Shown at the left is David Montiel Cruz
who brutally kidnapped a nine-year-old girl from her San Jose home in 2003 and injured her mother and brother as they tried to protect her. After several days of being raped, she convinced him to release her, and a few days later supplied police with enough detail of her captivity that they could quickly find and arrest the criminal. On January 21, Cruz was sentenced to 102 years in prison
. The judge remarked, "In 18 years of being part of this distinguished bench, I have never encountered (a crime) as vicious as this." The young victim requested through a letter read to the court to "put that man in jail for the rest of his life or in other words, eternity."
Imagine that you have a 16-year-old daughter in high school: would you want this 21-year-old Mexican illegal alien
sitting next to her? That scenario was apparently real in Apple Valley High School
in Minnesota where Francisco Serrano lived for several weeks by freeloading school lunches, attending classes and sleeping in the auditorium. He kept his things in a locker, used the computers in the library and doesn't appear to have missed any meals. Despite the fact that this is a grown man, about whose background little is known, the Principal Steve Degenaar insisted that Serrano presented no danger and also sent an email to parents saying, "It's very sad and unfortunate that we have a young man with nowhere to go." On the contrary, Mr. Serrano's home is in Mexico, where he should be sent ASAP. Update: Serrano has become the January feel-good story in Minnesota, now that a fellow "immigrant" has rescued the school lurker from homelessness
. One news story regretted how the young man's illegal alien status took away
from his identity as victim: "Serrano's legal problems detract from the focal point of this story, which is homelessness. We don't know if a fear of discovery as an illegal immigrant kept Serrano from seeking social services." Incidentally, Serrano's benefactor, developer Basim Sabri, is a convicted felon
who is awaiting sentencing for attempting to bribe a Minneapolis city council member.
Keyse Jama will soon be on his way back to his native Somalia. He had fought deportation all the way to the Supreme Court with the argument that Somalia has no functioning government and therefore cannot receive him properly. The Supremes disagreed, paving the way for 3,568 criminal and out-of-status Somalis nationwide to be repatriated
. A resident of Minnesota, Jama was a refugee who had never become a citizen. He was convicted in Hennepin County of assault
for stabbing a man. He is apparently at peace with his Somali future, saying, "I'm feeling good to be going home." Update, 3/24/05: There appears to a problem with "delivering"
Mr. Jama to Somalia because of the warlord situation. What is the difficulty? Aren't Somalis merely following their culturally desired form of government, i.e. clan-based warlordism? He merely needs to be deposited somewhere within the boundary of the country.
Amazing what makeovers can occur when lawyers want to turn a brutal thug into the guy next door. These two photos are of the same man, Nicolas Serrano-Villagrana
. He was convicted Jan. 11 in Las Vegas of three counts of felony DUI in the May crash that killed 4-year-old Angel Avendano and injured the boy's 32-year-old mother, Eulogia Avendano, and another woman, Nijailia Altitijka Graves. Serrano-Villagrana was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent (2.5 times the legal limit in Nevada) as well as cocaine in his system. He drove his truck over a curb, running down the women and little boy who were standing at a bus stop, and then escaped. Serrano-Villagrana
was an illegal alien with previous drunk-driving offenses. He should have been deported at the time of his earlier DUI arrests, but was not and remained to cause the death of a child.Kelbessa Negewo
is a prime example showing that our legal immigration screening process is deeply flawed in terms of keeping out the world's most disgusting characters. The man is a convicted torturer who will be deported back to Ethiopia where he will go to prison for his crimes, including human rights violations and more than a dozen murders. What's even more distressing is how long it has taken to get rid of this monster. Apparently insufficient investigation was done when he was accepted this country as a political asylee; then he was given citizenship in 1995 even though he had been recognized in a U.S. court in 1993 of being a human rights abuser.These two deputies were shot
Dec. 16 in Mesa by an illegal alien whom they were trying to arrest while executing a search warrant. Fortunately, both have wounds that are not life threatening, although Lewis Argetsinger may lose the use of his hand. Sean Pearce was shot in the chest but was protected by body armor; he was hit in the stomach just below the vest. Sean Pearce is the son of Rep. Russell Pearce
of the Arizona legislature who was in Washington to appear on an immigration panel
at the Brookings Institute when he received the news that his son had been shot. Russell Pearce was an active supporter of Prop. 200 which won at the polls in November and requires that voters and would-be welfare recipients show proof of citizenship.
Pictured here are Bob, Jennifer and Bonnie Eggle, an American family who lost a son and brother because of our government's refusal to enforce our national borders. Jennifer is holding a photo of Kris Eggle
, who was murdered August 9, 2002, by a Mexican drug smuggler crossing through Organ Pipe National Monument. The park is "under siege" and is listed as one of the nation's 10 most endangered
because of the torrent of illegal aliens and drugs flowing through that area of the border. In fact, Organ Pipe was called "the most dangerous national park" for three years in a row. On December 13, the only man charged in connection with Kris Eggle's murder was sentenced
to 15 1/2 years in prison. Dionicio Ramirez Lopez received that punishment for aiding and abetting the transportation of a stolen vehicle, aiding and abetting assault with a dangerous weapon and firing a weapon during a violent crime. The Mexican who killed Kris was shot and killed during the shootout. Since the murder, the Eggles
have sought to prevent more family tragedies like theirs by working to increase border security. It hasn't been easy, since much of Washington quietly believes that national sovereignty is an anachronism which interferes with business. But the family, particularly Bob and Bonnie, have actively pursued sensible immigration policies
and border enforcement. The Eggles are real American heroes, regular folks who responded to a crushing tragedy with a concern for others. They won't let the nation forget that open borders come with a terrible human cost.
The communities of Rice Lake and Haugen, Wisconsin, are still coming to grips with the shocking mass murder of six hunters. People want to understand the meaning of what happened and why. See this memorial to the hunters
, with loving remembrances of those who were brutally murdered. There's no doubt in the minds of the press and the Hmong
— the problem is racism and clashing cultures. They want to talk about discrimination on the part of American hunters, but no mention of assimilation and responsibility for the Hmong. Outdoors columnist Dave Bowman
said it straight, "There is no delicate way to put this: The Hmongs have a notorious reputation among white sportsmen in the upper Midwest." In April, I was fishing on the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Huge signs designated the no-fishing area by the dam. A couple dozen people, spread over several generations, came out. The babies and women sat on blankets. Men set to catching white bass by the dozen from the no-fishing area by the dam flank. Downstream in the no-fishing area, children waded with nets, then dumped the catch in holes dug on the beach. I asked who they were. Hmongs, came the answer. Another fisherman, in a Charlie Chan voice, asked, "Ah, Straight Eye, you don't know?" "Straight Eye"? If I were to address an Asian as "Slant" I would be accused of racism, but when Hmong treat Americans disrespectfully, it's accepted. And when Hmong arrogantly break U.S. laws designed to protect species and the environment, that is categorized as a "culture clash." No wonder there is resentment.
Here is the final photo of the murdered Wisconsin hunters, that of Jessica Willers. She was just 27 when she was shot twice in the back, apparently by Chai Vang, the Hmong immigrant. There has not been a lot of information about her in the press, except that she worked as a cardiac surgical technician
at a hospital in Green Bay and was engaged to be married
next August. Certainly her family is overwhelmed with grief and needs privacy, but the amount of ink used to portray the accused killer in a positive light is excessive to say the least. In fact, the nanny media
can't shut up about the admirable characteristics of the accused mass murderer, or at least the reasons to be sympathetic — usually some version of race victimhood. The suffering of Chai Vang's extended family has been detailed ad nauseum, while the genuine anguish afflicting the hunters' families has been given short shrift indeed.
The last of the six murdered hunters, the apparent victims of Hmong immigrant Chai Vang, were buried on Monday. Shown above is the funeral of Jessica Willers, 27, who was remembered as someone who loved going hunting
with her dad. Parents Patti and Terry
are in the center of the photo, watching their daughter's casket pass by. Terry Willers was shot and wounded in the attack. An unusual tribute
was paid to the hunters on Monday Night Football. Fans of the Green Bay Packers were asked to wear blaze orange, the hunting safety color, at the game to honor the shooting victims. "My friend told me about it and I threw off my Packer hat and put on the blaze orange hat," said fan Tom Fields from Stevens Point. The stands were indeed filled with thousands wearing bright orange
. More details of the shooting
are being revealed. When first questioned, Vang said that he didn't shoot anyone, that one of the American hunters had killed all the others. Only later did Vang admit shooting them all. Vang allegedly shot four of his unarmed victims in the back, three of them more than once. The two survivors admitted using profanity, but not racial slurs, when Vang was discovered to be trespassing
. The media continues with its multicultural agenda even in this horrendous case. Worries about backlash against Hmong
are apparently more important than the mass murder of six Americans, as a Google News search reveals more than 500 articles on that subject
, while there are only a handful of news stories about the victims. The AP has been downright misleading
, reporting "Two of the survivors, however, told authorities Vang fired the first shot." The phrase "two of the survivors" imples that there are other survivors with a different story, but no, there are only two survivors and they agree on what happened.
Thanksgiving week has been anything but thankful for the friends and family of the six Wisconsin hunters apparently murdered in cold blood by Hmong immigrant Chai Vang. Pictured above are victims Al Laski
, 43, Mark Roidt
, 28 and Joey Crotteau
, 20, the son of Robert, shown below. As mentioned in an earlier posting, the press has been chattering away about the culture clash between Hmong and Americans. However, the crime can be more accurately pegged to the willful refusal on the shooter's part to obey the law regarding private property and the right of citizens not to be murdered. At the same time, apparently it is not necessary to speak English
or be familiar with relevant laws to get a hunting license. IHC is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment — for English-speaking American citizens. To download (5 pages in PDF) the police report with the suspect's and surviving victims' statements regarding the crime, click here.
Here are three of the eight victims of accused Hmong mass murderer Chai Vang
, who was jailed for killing six and wounding two
on privately owned Wisconsin hunting acreage. The men pictured are Denny Drew, 55, who died 11/22; Lauren Hesebeck, 48, who was hospitalized and is the brother-in-law of Denny Drew; and Robert Crotteau, 42, who was killed in the 11/21 carnage along with his son Joey Crotteau, pictured in the photo grouping above this one. Chai Vang, 36, is reportedly a naturalized citizen who has been living here 25 years. Many of the news stories refer to a culture clash between Hmong and Americans, which is not exactly true. Now newspapers that regularly publish multicultural puff pieces lauding diversity must admit to ongoing conflict between Hmong immigrants and Americans
over property rights. Not only that, the Hmong are known for taking egregious numbers of fish and deer in violation of posted conservation limits which are there to preserve species for everyone. (In 2001, Vang was charged with possessing 108 crappies, which was 93 over the limit.) The term "culture clash" presumes difference between equals, while the Hmong refugees have refused to assimilate to American laws regarding property and wildlife management, among others including monogamy
. In fact, Mr. Vang is himself an apparent polygamist
, a detail tucked unobtrusively within a longish article. "While the police reports on the December 2001 domestic incident indicate Say Xiong was the suspect's wife, on Monday the Associated Press interviewed a woman named Deu Khang, 37, who identified herself as Chai Soua Vang's 'cultural' wife." Vang has lived in this country long enough to understand what property rights are about, but instead apparently preferred to poach. Furthermore, the Hmong are not exactly a peaceful community, as evidenced by the spate of intramural firebombings
over political differences in the last few years.
• Hit-and-run driver Neri Sanchez Gomez was freed
in an amazing miscarriage of justice. It doesn't get much worse than this in the courtroom: Judge James Ellis released an illegal alien Mexican who killed one American and injured five others in June 2003. Gomez tried to pass on narrow windy Route 1
near Half Moon Bay, California, in foggy conditions, causing a horrendous three-car crash when he smashed into an oncoming car. Ernest Elliot of Pescadero was killed and his wife Nancy was injured. Gomez was released Nov. 12 and credited with time served, just less than one year, meaning that he was not deported as he would have been if the sentence had been over a year. He could have been sentenced to 12 years in prison if he had been convicted of the original charges of felony vehicular manslaughter and hit and run, but apparently a deal was struck to free this admitted killer.
• Augustine Breceda
was sentenced Oct. 26 to 216 years in prison for nine felony convictions in his violent 25-day armed robbery spree in Reno. The twice-deported Mexican used the opportunity to plead for mercy, whining to the judge, "I just wish you would find it in your heart to give me a release date where I'll still be able to be with my three children who I miss so much." Actually, this perp is just the sort who should be locked up permanently. He likes to rob little old ladies and carjacked a 72-year-old woman near the church where she volunteered. When police officers found him in the stolen car, he tried to hit pursuing officers and caused several accidents as he sped through traffic at 80 mph. After crashing into a phone pole, Breceda broke into a woman's home, although she was able to escape. When Breceda finally was captured, he identified himself as a cousin who lives in Reno. Augustine Breceda already was a six-time felon in California.
• Another tragic addition to the list of unnessary deaths caused by violent illegal aliens was the newlywed couple, James and Emilia Lee of Huachuca City, Arizona, who had been married only six weeks. They were killed Oct. 16 when a truckload of at least 17 illegal aliens traveling at 90 mph crashed into several vehicles near the town of Sierra Vista, leaving a horrific scene of carnage
. The aliens were trying to escape police after they had run a stop sign, and the truck rammed into a line of nine vehicles waiting for a turn light near Fort Huachuca. The photo shows James Lee's son Joe and grandson Christopher
. James was 75 and his new bride Emilia was 71. The couple had been planning a fishing trip to Mexico with Joe and other relatives. Both James and Emilia were known as neighborly, never hesitating to reach out to help. James often helped out when someone needed a home repair done, and Emilia was an active volunteer for her church. Nearly 300 friends and family attended the services for the Lees held Oct. 21. Update 12/10/04: Two men could face death sentence in Sierra Vista crash that killed 5
Jimir Valle Martinez, 21, of Honduras and Carlos Cortez, 29, of Mexico were charged with transporting illegal aliens resulting in death, and are possibly facing the death penalty because deaths occured in the commission of a crime.
• We must add the name of Brandon Winfield
to the list of police officers murdered by illegal aliens. On Thursday, Oct. 14, Officer Winfield
was checking out a disabled vehicle on State Route 423, south of Marion, Ohio, and apparently felt he was helping a stranded motorist. Details of the murder are not exactly clear, but Winfield was found shot in the head in his patrol car which had run off the road. The police are now searching for Juan Carlos Cruz
who is considered armed and dangerous. Another suspect, as yet unnamed, is being held and is believed to be an illegal alien. Deputy Winfield was married and had two sons, ages 2 and 3. The photo shows him with his three-year-old son Landon. Update Saturday: Accused killer Juan Cruz was arrested
Friday night in Marion. He has been charged with aggravated murder which can bring a death sentence when the victim is a law officer. Update Sunday: Officer to be honored
Details here about the funeral of the 29-year-old deputy and also about the extreme relief of the police to catch the accuser murderer. Plus, a puff piece
of interviews with local Hispanics, with no question about their citizenship status: Don't ask, don't tell, evidently.
• Mexican illegal alien Omero Rojas-Penalosa
is accused of being a "hot prowler," meaning that he likes to break into houses when he knows there is someone home, ideally a woman in bed for him to sexually assault. The man was already in jail for burglary and "gross lewdness" in his resident town of Reno when he was arrested for the additional charge. Police report that at least four men have broken into the homes of about a dozen sleeping women since March. An unemployed drywaller, Rojas-Penalosa does not speak English and lives with his mother, Aida Penalosa. She said the accusation is false and he could not be the hot prowler because "he is always at home."
• The trial for accused rapist Ricardo Cepates
has been scheduled for mid-October. He is charged with raping six people, including a couple of Rutgers students and a 14-year-old girl. However, if the illegal alien had been deported in 1998 when he had been arrested for grabbing a Brunswick woman on the street and holding a knife to her throat, all of this violence might have been avoided. Despite a deportation order
, he pleaded guilty in 1999 to weapons charges and was released on probation, rather than being repatriated as the law requires. Cepates was caught after he attempted to rape a young clerk in a music store and was chased down on the street by the store owner's nephew, who wrestled the perp to submission in the snow with the help of some others in the neighborhood. Update 10/27: Ricardo Cepates was convicted
of 26 counts of kidnapping, rape and robbery. He faces a possible life term in prison when he is sentenced in February. The Honduran illegal alien has additional charges still to be tried of attacking four other women, one of whom was raped in her home.
• Ahmed Hassan Al-Uqaily
, a resident of Nashville, told an acquaintance he wanted to "go Jihad" because he was unhappy
about the war in Iraq, his home country. He was arrested Oct. 7 after paying $1,000 for the purchase of two disassembled machine guns, four disassembled hand grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from a federal agent, so he was serious about murdering and blowing up. He also was interested in procuring handguns and missiles. According to the affadavit, Al-Uqaily expressed anger toward Jews and discussed Jewish facilities in Nashville, although he made no threats against specific sites. The video here
notes the remark that this was "an arrest that could have saved lives." This terrorist sounds like a random jihadist, rather than someone wired in to larger groups of sleeper cells; otherwise he would likely have easier access to weapons. But this case brings up the obvious question: why do we allow the continued immigration of potential enemies? Al Uqaily was caught because an old friend ran into him and didn't like what he heard, and the friend then became an informant. It was only luck that the would-be terrorist was arrested.
• Let's call this case a variation on a theme: here is a well known accused war criminal, Marko Boskic
, who entered the United States illegally by claiming refugee status and using his own name in 2000 with no problem. The man who has been residing in Peabody
, Massachusetts, is believed to be a member of a notorious execution group within the Bosnian Serb Army which killed 1200 Bosnian Muslim men in 1995. According to testimony at the Slobodan Milosevic trial in 2003, Boskic was one of eight soldiers who lined up men in Pilaca and executed them as part of the genocidal scheme of ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia. Furthermore, it's not like Boskic was keeping a low profile. He had numerous arrests for drunk driving and assaults, but no one in local police checked up on his background. Only a tip to federal authorities led to an investigation of what Boskic was really about. Because of a "loophole" in immigration policy, the feds normally track only Nazi-era human rights violators. Boskic's part in the war crimes was described in a front page article in the Boston Globe in 1996, in addition to how he had threatened the reporter, the late Elizabeth Neuffer
. After she tracked him down in Bosnia
that year and asked him whether he had been ordered to kill the captives, Boskic responded, "Would you like to get whacked?" Update: September 30, 2004, Boskic was indicted
for immigration fraud because he portrayed himself an an innocent refugee when he was actually a vicious war criminal.
WANTED FUGITIVE • Victor Hugo Alegria-Salgado
is not unusual among Mexican aliens who have a wife and children in both the U.S. and Mexico. Bigamy is illegal in Mexico
but there is not much official interest there in the still-married women who have been financially abandoned by their husbands for greener grass up north. Alegria-Salgado is unusual
in that he left his U.S.-located wife for the old one back in Mexico. He apparently was not satisfied with his Boulder, Colorado, family judging from his criminal abuse of his son. In fact Alegria-Salgado is believed to have fled to Mexico after throwing the 8-month-old across a room and fracturing some of the infant's bones. Is this what President Bush has in mind when he praises the "family values" of Mexicans?
• Ho Beua
is sad, and very surprised that he is being deported to Cambodia. After all, he was brought to this country as a refugee at age 14 and was treated as a special person, a victim. But unlike some refugees who have taken advantage of America's opportunities, the Seattle resident merely took advantage. He beat up his girlfriend, for which he spent four months in jail, and had several other assault charges, plus he lost his license twice for driving drunk. Since he never bothered to become a citizen, which would have prevented his deportation, the immigration laws eventually swung into effect. Beua thought that because he was legally in the U.S., deportation was not an option. Convicted felons may indeed be shown the door.
• Miroslav Janusz Jozwiak
is a Polish national and resident of Daytona Beach, Florida, arrested for the criminally negligent homicide of 10 people. The tractor-trailer he was driving veered into oncoming traffic, killing 10 in two vehicles south of Sherman, Texas. Three children and their mother and grandmother were killed in an SUV that was burned beyond recognition, including the license plate. Only when the children's father, Michael Martin, drove to the scene after seeing news reports did the victims' identities become known. Five others were killed in a pickup truck, and two adults were injured. Jozwiak's immigration status is not mentioned, but why is someone who cannot speak English permitted to drive a tractor-trailer rig? Apparently Florida allows a commercial license to be issued when the bearer has only a passport. This kind of tragedy is what happens when states are permissive in granting licenses. Update: Jozwiak's sister has complained about the $2 million bond
, asking "Is this the way they treat people here?" Apparently she doesn't regard the death of 10 people as a serious matter. On other fronts, police are still awaiting (10/7) the results of drug tests, and there is a possibility that Jozwiak may have gotten his original Illinois trucker's license fraudulently.
At the least, he took the test with a Polish translator
• Terry and Lisa Dilks
were found murdered from multiple gunshot wounds in their home in Urbandale, Iowa. On August 26, police announced that they had arrested one suspect of two, an illegal alien from Mexico known as Leocardio Lopez, but whose actual name is Audiel Molasco-Tello. The Dilks had a 15-year-old son, Dustin, but he was not at home at the time of the killing. Now he's an orphan because illegal aliens murdered his parents. Also sought in the crime is another man, Raymundo Cruz Gomez. Gomez was a former employee at Applebee's Restaurant where he worked as a cook. Terry Dilks was his supervisor there. Update: A month after the Iowa double murder
, not a great deal has changed. Molasco-Tello has been indicted for re-entering the country illegally and Gomez is still being sought, though local police believe he has left the area.
• What sort of monster could murder three children
in the most brutal manner — one child was beheaded and the two others were nearly decapitated. They also suffered a variety of injuries including blunt force trauma and asphyxiation. The victims, residents of Baltimore, (l. to r.) were siblings Alexis Quezada (10) and Lucero Quezada (9) and their cousin Ricardo Espinoza (9). The two men arrested
for the crime were also relatives: Policarpio Espinoza, 22, brother of the father of the two siblings, and Espinoza's cousin Adan Espinoza Canela, 17. The accused are illegal aliens as are the parents of the murdered children. Apparently the arrests were based on DNA/blood evidence
Is it not about time we deport and prosecute those who break the law in our country. human right and free/open boarder groups whould have you believe not. Reread some of the brutality that has transpired . The callouse wanting and breaking of human rights by these "I only want a better way of life" people. Tell the families of the victems that these thugs deserve another chance.
I just hope that those of you who would not support stiffer imigration enforcement and deportation never fall victem to these violent ilegals.